Before we get into this one, I have a couple of quick things… First of all, why is there so much Everclear hatred in the world? I’m listening to their So Much For The Afterglow album and enjoying the living shit out of it. I like most of their stuff, at least the stuff I’ve heard. But whenever I mention them — almost without exception — people shout, “Oh god, I hate them!” I don’t understand. The songs are solid, the lyrics are compelling, and the guitars are crunchy. Why all the hate? I’m baffled. Oh well.
Also, the podcast is now in iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and TuneIn. Those are the heavy hitters, and many of the smaller apps feed directly off iTunes, so it should continue to spread. The availability, anyway. Not sure about the number of downloads. But it’s available in most places at this point, I believe. I have to wait on Spotify and IHeartRadio. Both require five episodes, but I’m not sure how many people use those services for podcasts, anyway. I’ll attempt to get listed in both places, as soon as possible.
Anyway, if you use an app that does not list the Monday episodes of The Jeff Kay Show let me know and I’ll try to rectify the situation. And in the meantime, here’s the Thursday episode — for patrons only. The Thursday episodes are for the folks who contribute $4 or more per month, right here. Join us! It’s fun. Here’s the description for the new one:
After an enormous amount of research, a new cell phone is finally on its way to the nondescript home in suburban Pennsylvania. I obsess about that kind of thing and go on a lengthy tangent about the other ridiculous crap I fixate on. The list is fairly lengthy. Then, of course, I reveal the Whistle Dick of the Week. A Thursday tradition! Thanks for listening, and thanks for the support! It is sincerely appreciated.
Finally, when I logged into WordPress a few minutes ago there was a notification asking if I’m interested in being an early adopter of the Gutenberg system, or somesuch. I clicked yes, because why not? It said in the near future we’ll be FORCED to go full-Gutenberg, whatever the hell that is. So I went for it, and when it was finished shuckin’ ‘n’ jivin’ I think I had the exact same look on my face as this gentleman. It was like a completely different program. WTF? I mean, there was no resemblance whatsoever to what I’m used to doing. So, I frantically looked for the GO BACK TO CLASSIC button. Good god. There’s going to be a full-blown learning curve with this thing. I don’t mind minor tweaks, but sweet sainted mother of the Crimson Chin! This looks like a complete overhaul. Why?? Why can’t they just leave us alone? Am I going to have to be Six Sigma certified now, to run a freaking blog? Sheesh.
Now to the brand names… What brands are you loyal to? Are there any products that absolutely have to be a certain brand for you? I can only think of a few for me. I only buy Wrangler jeans, not because they’re stylish (obviously) but because I like the way they fit. If I buy some other brand, any other brand, it’ll feel weird and I’ll be walking around adjusting and tugging and pulling. I can’t have that. Also, I’m locked in on some toiletry brands. I’m not much for, you know, armpit adventurism, and that sort o’ thing. What about you? What do you have on this one? Which brands are a must? Tell us about it in the comments.
Also what store brands or off-brands are as good or better than the big nationals? I’m thinking potato chips, right? I like Lay’s, they’re solid, but some of the regional brands are as good or better. What else falls into that category?
And finally, what brands do you have an aversion to? Possibly an irrational aversion? I’m gonna go with Apple. I know their products are fantastic, but they annoy the shit out of me. The whole Apple thing… The smugness of their fans is at the top of the list. Plus, their software and all their stupid ways of doing things piss me off. Do you have anything like that? Let’s hear about it.
What’s your relationship with the big brands? Are you absolutely loyal to Ford, or Fruit of the Loom, or Nike? Or whatever? Tell us all about it, won’t you?
And I’m going to go see my buddy over at the Chinese carryout near our house and get this day underway. He calls me “Mr. Jeff,” by the way. He’s good people. And his beleaguered underlings make one hell of a beef and broccoli.
I’ll see you guys again on Monday.
Have a fantastic day and weekend!